Thank You to Our Shad Bake Sponsors:
Captain Level Sponsors
Fisherman Level Sponsors
Shad Level Sponsors
AJ Shea Construction
The JECM Foundation
BrandTech Scientific, Inc.
Jeffrey N. Mehler, CFP® LLC
Middle Cove Marina
Roe Level Sponsors
Peck & Ficarra, Attorneys at Law
Essex Marine Group, LLC
Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
Gerald Tarre, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Wells Fargo Advisors
The Four Way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International President) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
The 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
“Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?